NEW ORLEANS – Freshman Madison Dabagia’s first career top 10 finish propelled the University of Iowa women’s golf team to a fifth-place team finish at the Tulane Classic presented by Chad Brownstein. The Hawkeyes shot a final round 305 to finish with a 54-hole total of 919 (315-299-305) at English Turn Golf and Country Club.
Dabagia shot a final round 75 to finish the three-day tournament with a nine-over par 226. The Fort Wayne, Indiana, native had 11 birdies during the week en route to the highest finish of her Hawkeye career.
Freshman Riley Lewis had a strong final round, shooting a one-over par 73, to move her up 25 places on the individual leaderboard. Lewis had four of her seven birdies during her final 18 holes as she finished in a tie for 27th place with a 231 (80-78-73).
Purdue claimed the team tournament title, finishing with a 897. The Green Waves’ Carla Bernat was the individual medalist, shooting a two-over par 218.
T8. Madison Dabagia (77-74-75) = 226
T27. Riley Lewis (80-78-73) = 231
T40. Shannyn Vogler (84-73-77) = 234
T43. Paula Miranda (78-74-83) = 235
T75. Kaitlyn Hanna (80-82-80) = 242
5. IOWA (315-299-305) = 919
QUOTING COACH MENZEL
““A nice team effort today. We saw some steady golf from Madi and Riley’s round today was really good in some tough wind conditions. I think as a group they fought hard and made some great adjustments after day 1.”
Iowa will be back in action on Feb. 26-27, traveling to Peoria, Arizona, for the Westbrook Spring Invitational.